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Migrating with pet dog

chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
edited May 2014 in Other Migration Topic Posts: 401
We're planning to migrate with our dog (from Singapore) when we get approved. Anyone here with experiences to share? Based on research, it's a lot of prep work and paper work, and we're ready to face the challenge :D

Main questions are: What are the actual conditions of the dogs in quarantine (specifically in Sydney)? Visits allowed?

(Naisip ko lang, grabe mas matrabaho pa to bring in your dog kesa sa kids :P )
Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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  • nikah13nikah13 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 43
    We're planning to migrate with our dog (from Singapore) when we get approved. Anyone here with experiences to share? Based on research, it's a lot of prep work and paper work, and we're ready to face the challenge :D

    Main questions are: What are the actual conditions of the dogs in quarantine (specifically in Sydney)? Visits allowed?

    (Naisip ko lang, grabe mas matrabaho pa to bring in your dog kesa sa kids :P )
    Hi @cholle

    May mga nalaman ka na ba about this? If, by God's grace, my husband and I are granted visas, plan din namin isama yung aming pet cat (my baby)...hehe...

    http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs/post-entry-quarantine-facilities ang reference ko, pero i'm pretty sure alam mo na rin yang site na yan. Mukhang kung 10 days lang ang quarantine, no visits allowed na. sana may makapag share ng experience nila sa pag dala ng pets. Worried lang din ako dun sa quarantine period...

    ANZSCO CODE: 233512

    05 Dec 2013 - CDR receipt date from EA
    28 Feb 2014 - IELTS results R/L - 8.5, S/W - 7.5, OB - 8.0
    22 Apr 2014 - Received EA assessment letter via snail mail
    23 Apr 2014 - Lodged EOI
    28 Apr 2014 - Received 189 invite (God is good!)
    06 May 2014 - Lodged and paid for Visa 189
    06 May 2014 - Uploaded documents
    14 May 2014 - Medicals done
    20 May 2014 - No further medicals needed
    21 May 2014 - NBI clearance uploaded
    29 May 2014 - CO assigned and requested for additional documents
    05 Jun 2014 - Uploaded additional documents and sent email to CO
    11 Jun 2014 - Visa grant notification. Yehey!

    ---God is good---
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
    Posts: 401
    @nikah13 Oh no, no visits na sa quarantine?! Mahirap ata yun :( pero buti na lang medyo maiksi lang. Sana nga may iba pang mag-share ng experience.
    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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  • jvframosjvframos PerthTotal Reaction Points: 19Member
    Posts: 501
    @cholle, based sa research ko, kasi plan din naming dalin yung pusa naming eh you need to have your pet to have the rabbies blood test before you plan for any travel. the rabbies blood test should be at least 6 months old bago nyo pa lang maibyahe ang pet nyo. so that's the first step. and the result is valid for 1 year. so kung plano nyo ibyahe agad agad with you, eto muna gawin nyo. medyo costly kasi ditto sa Dubai, pinapadala pa yung blood extract sa UK for testing and it takes less than 1 month to get the result. so from the date of extraction of the blood dun ka pa lang magsisimula magbilang ng 6 months. sa dogs yata may iba pang mga tests na required di ako sure. then dapat up to date ang rabbies vaccine.

    pag ok na yung mga papers nya for blood test, may iba pang clearances from the country kung san kayo manggaling bago nyo pa mabook sa airlines yung aso nyo. and di sya pwede ideclare as excess baggage lang meaning, may bayad ang fare nila.

    nagpaquote ako sa mga pet movers ditto so I have came to know some of the requirements. hope this helps.
    Occupation: Architectural Drafstperson (ANZSCO Code 312111)
    Feb 2013 - Started collecting Vetassess requirements; March 29, 2013 - Lodged for Vetassess skills assessment; June 8, 2013 - took IELTS (BC, UAE); June 14, 2013 - received VETASSESS positive skills assessment; June 21, 2013 - got ielts results OBS 7.0 (l-7.5, r-7, w-7, s-7); June 24, 2013 - submitted EOI; June 27, 2013 - submitted WA state sponsorship application; July 03, 2013 - WA state sponsorship application approved; July 05, 2013 - received from DIAC invitation to lodge; July 14, 2013 - lodge visa application; August 13, 2013 - CO allocated, Team 7 GSM Adelaide; August 20, 2013 - submitted Form 80, NBI, PCC, bank statements for me, hubby and daughter and additional docs for hubby in lieu of Saudi PCC (statutory declaration, exit visa and end of service contract); August 22, 2013 - Medical check done; August 26, 2013 - uploaded hubby's Saudi PCC.... finally!; Sept 27, 2013 - visa grant daw but unofficial, hindi namin alam granted na pala.... long story…; Oct 10, 2013 - when we learned that our case was granted but no official confirmation.; Oct 11, 2013 - Official VISA Grant! Finally!!!! Thank God. End of the 1st journey, start of the new beginning; July 10, 2014 - IED

    You may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen, but you can be certain that God is not making any mistakes.

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
    Posts: 401
    @jvframos Thanks for the info! Actually yan yung mga nabasa ko na rin, may mga details lang kung kelan dapat gawin yung mga test (x days before flight dapat may ganito, ganyan, etc)

    Yung mas inaalala ko ay yung pagdating na sa Aussie. From Singapore kase may mga pet movers na pwedeng mag-assist, tsaka yung mga tests lahat dito naman gagawin so wala masyadong problema.

    Na-arrange niyo na ba yung para sa pet niyo? Lapit na arrival niyo sa Au :)
    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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  • jvframosjvframos PerthTotal Reaction Points: 19Member
    Posts: 501
    @cholle, by September pa pwede magtravel yung pet namin kasi nung feb lang sya nablood test. may nakausap na akong mover ditto sa Dubai including na yung airfare nya.

    pagdating sa oz, sabi nung kausap ko, ok naman daw sa quarantine area kahit di na bisitahin kasi may nag aalaga naman dun. you can pay also for extra para iwalk at alagaan yung pet mo. pero sabi naman pwede naman daw dalawin kaya nothing to worry. then you can also arrange for pet movers from oz to arrange yung pag move ng pet mo from Sydney to your place in oz.
    Occupation: Architectural Drafstperson (ANZSCO Code 312111)
    Feb 2013 - Started collecting Vetassess requirements; March 29, 2013 - Lodged for Vetassess skills assessment; June 8, 2013 - took IELTS (BC, UAE); June 14, 2013 - received VETASSESS positive skills assessment; June 21, 2013 - got ielts results OBS 7.0 (l-7.5, r-7, w-7, s-7); June 24, 2013 - submitted EOI; June 27, 2013 - submitted WA state sponsorship application; July 03, 2013 - WA state sponsorship application approved; July 05, 2013 - received from DIAC invitation to lodge; July 14, 2013 - lodge visa application; August 13, 2013 - CO allocated, Team 7 GSM Adelaide; August 20, 2013 - submitted Form 80, NBI, PCC, bank statements for me, hubby and daughter and additional docs for hubby in lieu of Saudi PCC (statutory declaration, exit visa and end of service contract); August 22, 2013 - Medical check done; August 26, 2013 - uploaded hubby's Saudi PCC.... finally!; Sept 27, 2013 - visa grant daw but unofficial, hindi namin alam granted na pala.... long story…; Oct 10, 2013 - when we learned that our case was granted but no official confirmation.; Oct 11, 2013 - Official VISA Grant! Finally!!!! Thank God. End of the 1st journey, start of the new beginning; July 10, 2014 - IED

    You may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen, but you can be certain that God is not making any mistakes.

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
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  • nikah13nikah13 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 43
    @jvframos sir, if you dont mind, around how much inabot yung air fare ng cat nyo? nag chcheck na nga rin ako sa pet movers dito sa Malaysia, baka matulungan din nila ako sa requirements kasi mukhang medyo na-late ako ng pag babasa ng requirements at wala pang rabies vaccine at microchip ung baby ko... :(

    Date Calculator:
    http://www.daff.gov.au/biosecurity/cat-dogs

    BTW, paano po balak nyo kung and ied nyo is Jul 2014 pero Sept pa pwede mag travel ung cat nyo? naarrange nyo na po ba lahat ng permits ng pet nyo?
    ANZSCO CODE: 233512

    05 Dec 2013 - CDR receipt date from EA
    28 Feb 2014 - IELTS results R/L - 8.5, S/W - 7.5, OB - 8.0
    22 Apr 2014 - Received EA assessment letter via snail mail
    23 Apr 2014 - Lodged EOI
    28 Apr 2014 - Received 189 invite (God is good!)
    06 May 2014 - Lodged and paid for Visa 189
    06 May 2014 - Uploaded documents
    14 May 2014 - Medicals done
    20 May 2014 - No further medicals needed
    21 May 2014 - NBI clearance uploaded
    29 May 2014 - CO assigned and requested for additional documents
    05 Jun 2014 - Uploaded additional documents and sent email to CO
    11 Jun 2014 - Visa grant notification. Yehey!

    ---God is good---
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  • jvframosjvframos PerthTotal Reaction Points: 19Member
    Posts: 501
    @nikah13, hello po. girl po ako :-)

    yung quote sa akin ng mover ditto sa Dubai is around 9000 dirhams equivalent to 108,000 pesos. ang mahal nga grabe.

    hindi pa namin sya kasama this july kasi yung hubby ko lang naman maiiwan sa oz. babalik pa ako ulet ng Dubai to wait for the maturity of my cat's rabbies blood test. saka wait pa din namain muna magka work si hubby dun bago ulet kami sumunod so may time pa talaga.

    better na kung may plan ka isama cat mo, ipablood test mo na sya asap at least 6 months before your travel date
    Occupation: Architectural Drafstperson (ANZSCO Code 312111)
    Feb 2013 - Started collecting Vetassess requirements; March 29, 2013 - Lodged for Vetassess skills assessment; June 8, 2013 - took IELTS (BC, UAE); June 14, 2013 - received VETASSESS positive skills assessment; June 21, 2013 - got ielts results OBS 7.0 (l-7.5, r-7, w-7, s-7); June 24, 2013 - submitted EOI; June 27, 2013 - submitted WA state sponsorship application; July 03, 2013 - WA state sponsorship application approved; July 05, 2013 - received from DIAC invitation to lodge; July 14, 2013 - lodge visa application; August 13, 2013 - CO allocated, Team 7 GSM Adelaide; August 20, 2013 - submitted Form 80, NBI, PCC, bank statements for me, hubby and daughter and additional docs for hubby in lieu of Saudi PCC (statutory declaration, exit visa and end of service contract); August 22, 2013 - Medical check done; August 26, 2013 - uploaded hubby's Saudi PCC.... finally!; Sept 27, 2013 - visa grant daw but unofficial, hindi namin alam granted na pala.... long story…; Oct 10, 2013 - when we learned that our case was granted but no official confirmation.; Oct 11, 2013 - Official VISA Grant! Finally!!!! Thank God. End of the 1st journey, start of the new beginning; July 10, 2014 - IED

    You may not always understand why God allows certain things to happen, but you can be certain that God is not making any mistakes.

    Proverbs 3:5-6
    "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
    Posts: 401
    Just checked, hindi pala kelangan ng rabies test if the dog/cat is coming from Singapore (being a category 2 country, pwedeng direct import na raw). Apply lang ng permit to import plus a number of visits to the vet mga 2 months before departure, mostly for several rounds of health checks, deworming, tick treatment, etc.
    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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  • elordelord Petaling JayaTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 17
    Hi, anybody recently bring a dog from Malaysia or Philippines going to Australia? check ko lang po and step by step process and the estimated cost..thanks po
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
    edited November 2015 Posts: 401
    @elord You can't import dogs directly to Australia from the Philippines. Kelangan muna from Pinas to Sg and the dog has to stay there for 180 days before maging eligible to be exported to Sg. There are vet tests na kelangan and there's a timeframe for when those tests should be done as well. Remember may 30 day quarantine ang dogs coming into Sg, tapos 10 days to Australia. Di ko sigurado kung applicable rin ito sa Malaysia (most likely oo). In short, mahaba at magastos ang proseso, not to mention kawawa yung aso sa quarantine pag sobrang tagal. Read the AQIS website, and if magulo, I suggest get an agent to do it dahil mahirap nang magkamali. All in all, we spent about $5k in getting our dog from Sg to Au - para kang nagbayad ng visa at pamasahe ng isa pang tao.
    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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  • elordelord Petaling JayaTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 17
    @cholle, thanks sa feedback...I'll just search for an agent in Malaysia to bring my shih tzu
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  • tarajentarajen Total Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 19
    @cholle hi! i know medyo matagal na 'tong thread but trying my luck.. how was your dog's experience sa quarantine facility? we're also from singapore and planning to bring our dog with us when we migrate :)
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  • chollecholle SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 61Member
    Posts: 401
    @tarajen hi, sorry ngayon lang uli ako nag-login! Sa Eastern Creek yung quarantine nung time namin. Okay naman sya nung sinundo namin, healthy pa rin. Di namin sya binisita during quarantine kase anlayo haha tsaka around Christmas namin sya dinala rito so medyo busy. We used a pet "migration agent" to assist kase crucial yung mga tests, may window periods lang yan. Sila yung nag-apply ng permits namin (export and import) tsaka taga remind kelan dadalhin dapat sa vet. I can give you the name nung ginamit namin na agent if you want.
    Occupation: Other Spatial Scientist (ANZSCO Code 232214)
    30 Nov 2013 - IELTS Academic R8.5 W8 L8.5 S9 / Overall 8.5
    10 Feb 2014 - Skills Assessment (VETASSESS)
    23 May 2014 - VETASSESS Outcome: Positive
    27 May 2014 - EOI (70 points)
    9 Jun 2014 - Visa invitation received, application lodged (SI189)
    2 Jul 2014 - CO allocation
    6 Aug 2014 - Visa granted (IED 4 Jul 2015)
    11 Oct 2014 - Moved to Sydney
    20 Oct 2014 - Job offer
    29 Oct 2014 - Start of work
    17-26 Dec 2014 - Dog at Sydney quarantine
    24 Dec 2014 - Partner's initial entry (Maligayang Pasko!)
    16 May 2017 - Purchase first property
    17 Oct 2018 - Citizenship application lodged (Council: Sydney)
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